Patents by Inventor Peter POTSCHACHER

Peter POTSCHACHER has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10696922
    Abstract: A process and a plant are specified, with which free fatty acids can be obtained in a simple manner by hydrolysis of fatty acid alkyl esters, especially fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), or alternatively of fatty acid triglycerides present in oils and fats of vegetable and animal origin. According to the invention, a portion of the free fatty acids already produced is recycled back into the reaction mixture, which results in self-acceleration of the hydrolysis reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Société Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude
    Inventors: Ingo Bauer, Armin Brandner, Gunter Brauner, Matthias Kasper, Peter Potschacher
  • Patent number: 10682621
    Abstract: A plant and a process for carrying out the continuous production of fatty alcohol from fatty acid ester by catalytic trickle-bed hydrogenation, comprising shaft reactors each containing at least one catalyst fixed bed, which are connected with each other via pipe conduits such that they can be traversed by the educt/product mixture one after the other, in freely selectable order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Armin Brandner, Manfred Hoffmann, Fredrik Pomrehn, Peter Potschacher
  • Publication number: 20190211282
    Abstract: A process and a plant are specified, with which free fatty acids can be obtained in a simple manner by hydrolysis of fatty acid alkyl esters, especially fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), or alternatively of fatty acid triglycerides present in oils and fats of vegetable and animal origin. According to the invention, a portion of the free fatty acids already produced is recycled back into the reaction mixture, which results in self-acceleration of the hydrolysis reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour I'Etude et I'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Ingo BAUER, Armin BRANDNER, Gunter BRAUNER, Matthias KASPER, Peter POTSCHACHER
  • Publication number: 20180318783
    Abstract: A plant and a process for carrying out the continuous production of fatty alcohol from fatty acid ester by catalytic trickle-bed hydrogenation, comprising shaft reactors each containing at least one catalyst fixed bed, which are connected with each other via pipe conduits such that they can be traversed by the educt/product mixture one after the other, in freely selectable order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour I'Etude et I'Exploitation des Procedes Claude
    Inventors: Armin BRANDNER, Manfred HOFFMANN, Fredrik POMREHN, Peter POTSCHACHER